Sports CFL Draft 2021: Start time, pick order, top 20, how to watch

09:10  04 may  2021
09:10  04 may  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

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While the 2020 CFL season was a washout thanks to COVID-19, all signs are pointing to a 2021 season. On April 21, the league announced they pushed the 2021 season back to a target start date of Aug. 5. With a later start, it'll be a 14-game schedule and the 108th Grey Cup will be played on Dec. 12.

Now that that's (tentatively) set ... in preparation for the new season, the 2021 CFL Draft is here.

Things are a little different this year in regard to how the draft will run and how many players will be selected. There's also a chance, due to the NCAA changing eligibility rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic impacting seasons, players may opt to stay in school a bit longer. Regardless: In the end, a number of Canadians will join the pro ranks, from Vancouver to Montreal.

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Below is all you need to know about the 2021 CFL Draft:

When is the CFL Draft 2021?

  • Date: Tuesday, May 4
  • Start time: 7 p.m. ET
  • TV channels: TSN, RDS
  • Live stream: CFL.ca

The 2021 CFL Draft is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3, with TSN4 joining in progress at 7:30 p.m ET.

At 9 p.m. ET, the draft will switch over to CFL.ca and the league's social media sites.

What time does the 2021 CFL Draft start?

The start time for the 2021 CFL Draft is 7 p.m. ET.

How many rounds is the 2021 CFL Draft?

Unlike previous years, the 2021 CFL Draft will be a tad shorter. Due to the fact teams will have rookies from the 2020 draft and this year's event, there will only be six rounds.

Therefore, only 56 players will be selected in the 2021 CFL Draft.

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What is the 2021 CFL Draft's order of picks?

Due to the lack of a 2020 season standings, draft order was determined randomly. Hamilton, who finished atop the 2019 standings, snagged the No. 1 spot.

Also different this year: The draft will snake around, meaning Hamilton will pick first overall, but last in the second round. They'll then make the first pick of the third round. Montreal will not pick ninth overall; they traded away their first-round pick in the 2018 Johnny Manziel deal. This is the final piece of that trade.

First round

Pick No. Team
1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2 Saskatchewan Roughriders
3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
4 BC Lions
5 Edmonton Football Team
6 Ottawa Redblacks
7 Toronto Argonauts
8 Calgary Stampeders
9 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (via Montreal)

CFL Scouting Bureau's top 20 prospects in 2021

The Canadian Football league (CFL) Scouting Bureau released its final edition of the top 20 prospects eligible for the 2021 CFL Draft on May 3.

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The top seven prospects listed below were either drafted to the NFL — a record-tying four were selected — or signed as an undrafted free agent. They could still be drafted by the CFL on Tuesday, so a team may retain their rights if they are released by their NFL team.

Rank Name Pos. School Hometown
1 Josh Palmer* WR Tennessee Brampton, Ont.
2 Alaric Jackson^ OL Iowa Windsor, Ont.
3 Jevon Holland* DB Oregon Coquitlam, B.C.
4 Amen Ogbongbemiga^ LB Oklahoma State Calgary, Alta.
5 Chuba Hubbard* RB Oklahoma State Sherwood Park, Alta.
6 Benjamin St-Juste* DB Minnesota Montreal, Que.
7 Pier-Olivier Lestage^ OL Montreal Saint-Eustache, Que.
8 Sage Doxtater OL New Mexico State Welland, Ont.
9 Mohamed Diallo OL Central Michigan Toronto, Ont.
10 Deane Leonard DB Ole Miss Calgary, Alta.
11 Patrice Rene DB North Carolina (transferred to Rutgers) Ottawa, Ont.
12 Liam Dobson OL Maine (transferred to Texas State) Ottawa, Ont.
13 Daniel Joseph DL NC State Toronto, Ont.
14 Alonzo Addae DB West Virginia Pickering, Ont.
15 Terrell Jana WR Virginia Vancouver, B.C.
16 Bruno Labelle TE Cincinnati Montreal, Que.
17 Nelson Lokombo DB Saskatchewan Abbotsford, B.C.
18 Logan Bandy OL Calgary Calgary, Alta.
19 Bryce Bell OL Laurier Waterloo, Ont.
20 DeShawn Stevens LB Maine Toronto, Ont.

* Drafted to the NFL

^ Signed with an NFL team as an undrafted free agent

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